Modi asks Muslim community to take responsibility for initiating reform on triple Talaq

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 9, 2017 asked the Muslims not to allow the triple talaq issue to be politicised and urged a leading organisation of the community to take the lead in initiating reform in this regard. Welcoming the delegation, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval stated that the whole world is looking at India today and it is the responsibility of all segments of Indian society to take the nation forward.Leaders from the delegation agreed with Doval. The objective should be to take the country forward, together, following the Prime Minister’s call of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas.

The clerics observed in the meeting of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind’s nationwide Muslim personal law awareness campaign that Muslim disputes over family matters are reaching courts because of “ignorance or deliberate” misuse of shariat provisions and so the personal laws cannot be held responsible for it. The meeting was culmination of JIH’s awareness campaign held between April 23 and May 7. The Centre had on October 7 last year opposed in the Supreme Court the practice of ‘triple talaq’, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy among Muslims and favoured a relook on grounds like gender equality and secularism. Praising the Prime Minister’s vision, members of the delegation expressed hope that the nationwide trust that he has among the people, will ensure prosperity and well-being of all segments of society.

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